Their work has proved especially valuable in providing an appropriate level of support for the annual independent audit of the Fund.
George J. McVey, Jr.
Dynamis Advisors, LLC & IMVA, LLC


Nov, 22 2011
Shares in Groupon, the recently listed online coupon seller, plunged more than 10 per cent for the second straight day this week, leaving it hovering just above this month’s initial…more
Nov, 03 2011
  Groupon Inc. raised $700 million in its initial public offering, said two people with knowledge of the situation, 30 percent more than it sought and valuing the biggest online-coupon…more
Jun, 14 2011
  Pandora, the streaming music website, has seen strong demand for its initial public offering despite concerns about the viability of its business model. The company and its venture capital…more
Jun, 13 2011
    Pandora Media Inc., the Internet- radio company, is seeking a $1.8 billion valuation in its initial public offering today as it bets a 33-fold jump in sales since…more
Jun, 02 2011
  Groupon Inc.’s $540.2 million in operating losses since 2008 may leave some investors leery of buying shares in a company with a business model so easy to copy that…more
Jun, 02 2011
  NEW YORK, June 3 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) is the lead underwriter for Groupon's initial public offering, which could be good news for short-term investors and bad news…more
May, 24 2011
  INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL Reporting Standards may soon converge with US GAAP, and several other countries are following suit. The comparability of accounts should rise as a result, but legal, cultural…more
May, 23 2011
   Convergence – it’s a phrase used by accounting specialists to describe efforts to adopt similar financial reporting rules on both sides of the Atlantic. The goal is for companies…more
May, 19 2011
  Stokes fears of Web 2.0 bubble LinkedIn exploded onto Wall Street yesterday in a dramatic debut that sets the stage for other online networking sites to go public —…more
May, 19 2011
   LinkedIn stock is now trading above $100. Three days ago, it anticipated going public at $32 per share. On Thursday, the stock doubled before the afternoon and finished the…more
May, 19 2011
  LinkedIn shares dipped below their first-day closing price on Friday, as traders locked in gains and questions swirled around its extraordinary valuation. The shares soared 109 per cent in…more
May, 18 2011
    LinkedIn went public Thursday and, as expected, soared in its debut. But the social network for professionals outdid even the wildest expectations in what has become a red-hot…more
Apr, 18 2011
  Espen Robak, president and founder of Pluris Valuation Advisors, argues that Black-Scholes and other theoretical valuation models have long failed to value illiquid securities properly, but their inadequacy is…more
Apr, 05 2011
  Below are some excerpts from the article.  To read the entire article click here. ...Auction rate securities were viewed as cash equivalents from the inception of the ARS market in…more
Feb, 25 2011
  Score one for Warren Buffett in his crusade against the financial world's worship of mathematical mumbo jumbo. One of Buffett's most controversial bets -- a bubble-era wager on the…more
Dec, 31 2010
  The practice of hedge funds outsourcing functions now stands at a crossroads, as managers begin selectively to draw back in-house some activities they earlier farmed out. Functions such as…more
Nov, 23 2010
   Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Citigroup Inc. agreed to buy back $869 million of auction-rate securities it had sold to Hawaii and repay the state for losses on securities it…more
Oct, 25 2010
  Demand for capital in credit-hungry times has led many a small- to mid-cap company to turn to private investment in public equities (PIPEs). PIPEs can promise a small company…more
Oct, 18 2010
  (October 19, 2010 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution)  The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday charged two metro Atlanta hedge fund managers, their company and the fund with defrauding investors in…more
Sep, 06 2010
   Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Treasury Department plans to auction warrants tied to the bailouts of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and Lincoln National Corp., adding to $7.2…more

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